It’s been a week of launch trailers, reveal trailers and trailer trailers in the world of Xbox One and Xbox 360. Luckily we even managed to fit a review and feature post in too.The week started with our ‘Three things’ article. In many ways, Microsoft hit the nail on the head with the Xbox One but unfortunately there are also a few things that they seriously messed up. Three of us (including our newest writer, The Lost Island) talk about what we love and hate about our next generation consoles from the simple but superb headset to the underwhelming launch lineup. Do you agree with us on any of the issues raised? Let us know via our social media feeds.
And at the end of the week, we saw our Ryse: Son of Rome review go live. If you’re after a bit of blood, gore and ‘the best visuals this side of a seriously high end PC’, Ryse is the one for you. Just make sure you realise it isn’t going to be something that keeps you occupied for much more than a weekend.
Thrown in between the two above posts, we’ve seen numerous trailers dropping throughout the week. Lara Croft leads the way with both a launch trailer and a next gen making of video. With the game out this coming week, these are two videos you’ll want to check out prior to purchasing Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. We’ve also seen a launch trailer for the upcoming Fable Anniversary and the now available Dead Rising 3 Operation Broken Eagle content, alongside a Spider Man 2 reveal trailer (that doesn’t actually reveal an awful lot) and a walkthrough of Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor.
Oh, and there was this small matter of being CODnapped as well!
And finally, something which on a personal level I’m very much looking forward to, The Golf Club. A decent golf game is a staple of any gaming console and Xbox One needs one pretty desperately. Although we have Powerstar Golf, it’s lack of a top quality multiplayer mode means it’s not a must have and even with last weeks patch, it still can’t be used as a ‘get together’ title. The Golf Club could however be the go to game for a relaxing couple of hours with mates. Featuring procedurally generated courses The Golf Club should enable an unlimited number of editable and playable courses, very low loading times and instant sharing between gamers around the world. There will also be instant drop in, drop out multiplayer gameplay so if you need to quit mid round, you can come back to finish it later on with the chance to watch your friends ghosts balls flying around instead. For me, it all sounds rather excellent and is much anticipated.